Democratic Congress

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Democratic Congress
LeaderMathibeli Mokhothu
FounderPakalitha Mosisili
Split fromLesotho Congress for Democracy
ColorsRed, Green, Black
Slogan'Nete Ke Thebe, Sechaba ke Poho!
National Assembly
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The Democratic Congress is a political party in Lesotho that split from the Lesotho Congress for Democracy. It is led by Mathibeli Mokhothu.


Before the 2012 election, the ruling Lesotho Congress for Democracy split, with Prime Minister Pakalitha Mosisili leaving the party.[1] He then founded the Democratic Congress, initially incorporating the name of LCD founder Ntsu Mokhehle in the name of the party. The LCD Secretary-General Mothetjoa Metsing then moved to lead the LCD.[2]

Electoral performance[edit]

In its first election the party won a plurality of seats,[3] but failed to get a majority after the allotment of proportional seats. They attempted to form a coalition government but failed.


In December 2016, Monyane Moleleki, then deputy leader of the Democratic Congress, unveiled a new political party he had formed following his and some members of DC's national executive committee's attempts at ousting Mosisili from the DC.[4]


  1. ^ "Leading News Resource of Pakistan". Daily Times. Retrieved 2012-05-29.[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ "Lesotho: Jumping Before He's Pushed". 2012-02-21. Retrieved 2012-05-29.
  3. ^ "IEC Live Results 2012". Archived from the original on 2012-06-01. Retrieved 2012-05-29.
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